Fiano di Avellino, Pietracupa
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Fiano di Avellino, Pietracupa - 2018

Item # 24135 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
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$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

This ancient grape variety was brought to the volcanic hills of Campania by the Greeks. Enjoyed for over two millennia, its distinctive honey-hazelnut character blends with notes of almonds, pears and apples

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Staff Pick Notes

Campanian white wine seems to have become quite hip over the last couple years. There’s no shortage of critical acclaim, either-- in a recent podcast, a panel of Master Sommeliers waxed lyrical about Fiano as one of the three most ageworthy white wines of Italy. Sabino Loffredo of Pietracupa is certainly one of the top producers of this variety, and in the classic DOC zone of Avellino he is indeed making wines that handsomely repay a little cellaring. A recently consumed (devoured) bottle of the 2010 vintage of this wine was showing beautifully. Intensely smoky, with almost chewy phenolics and ripping acidity, it was as if posh Premier Cru Chablis had ended up on the wrong side of the tracks and done some hard time. The 2012 is starting to hint at this greatness and will get even better. Awesome stuff.


About the Producer

Montefredane, Avellino Campania, Italy Sabino Loffredo is a young vigneron from the rustic region of Campania in southern Italy. In 1993, he took over his family’s winery, modestly reinventing the estate as Pietracupa. The combination of his talents as a gifted wine taster and technical skills has placed his estate and the region of Montefredane on the world stage. Sabino always knew that...

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